LONDON, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
From 12-14 April, Stuttgart will once again be the epicentre of Europe's medical technology industry, hosting the Medtec Europe trade fair for the 15th time. With 600 companies from 30 countries attending, over 6,500 international decision-makers will have the chance to discover the latest developments in this highly dynamic market, to expand their network and order products then and there. The European medical technology market is estimated to be worth 100 billion euros, making it the world's second largest after the USA. With over 170,000 employees in this highly specialist sector, Germany is one of the leaders within Europe*. "No other industry, measured by the number of registered patents, is so driven by innovation as medical technology. Baden-Württemberg, the region of inventors and innovators, is once more the heart of the European medical technology industry. Messe Stuttgart has been proving for years that it is the ideal location for this trade fair," explains Fabienne Valambras from the organiser, UBM.
More information, more networking, more guidance
To offer visitors a high level of guidance and added-value, the organiser, UBM, has been extending the range of trade fair features that it offers.
Innovation tours: Tours put together by experts in the sector give visitors the chance to learn specifically about new developments in areas that are particularly relevant to them, thereby saving them time. In total, nine specifically themed tours were put together - such as the one on "Packaging, labelling and sterilisation," and "Medical materials and components".
Cardio Unmet Needs - Clinical Meets Industry: For the first time, UBM is bringing clinical personnel and developers from the manufacturing industry to the table to discuss the challenges the cardiology sector will be facing in the future in developing technical devices. Experts from the University Hospital of Heidelberg, Papworth Hospital (UK) and the Deutsches Herzzentrum [German cardiology centre] will be holding discussions with visitors, by way of an open panel, on current problems and requirements.
Innovation lab: This forum will give developers, designers and in general all those interested in medical technology the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the fields of generative manufacturing procedures, miniaturisation, personalised instruments, biologizing and molecular diagnostics.
Sharing Technology for Life - Demo Area: One of the absolute highlights of this year's Medtec will be the construction of a fully automated clean room production line. Leading manufacturers from Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland and the USA have come together for the first time to present this showcase.
Conference sessions: Short presentations by renowned organisations such as Dassault Systems (USA), NSF Health Sciences (UK) and TÜV SÜD will give professional visitors the opportunity to undertake further professional training through short presentations, thereby effectively managing their time.
Medtec Europe Start-up Academy: In this format, presented for the first time last year, 30 innovative European medical technology start-ups will have the opportunity to present their innovations to an international audience.
Breakfast meetings: Networking is to take pride of place at Medtec Europe. The broad range of opportunities includes taking part in one of the breakfast meetings, which will broach, among other things, these subjects: "Market access barriers
and legislation in the American market" and "Dental instruments".
Medtec meetings: This user-friendly, on-line tool enables visitors and exhibitors to easily organise their event meetings in advance. This particularly user-friendly service, located in a designated area, can be used during the trade fair. The area also offers a relaxed lounge atmosphere for individual meetings:
Source: The European Medical Technology industry in figures. http://archive.eucomed.org/uploads/Modules/Publications/20141003-medtech-brochure-digital-1.pdf
About UBM EMEA
UBM EMEA brings people together and offers companies an opportunity to make business contacts from across five continents, to meet clients, present new products, advertise their own brand and increase their market share. This is possible thanks to premium brands such as Medtec, Fi Europe, Routes, CPhl, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade and many others. UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, award programmes, publications, websites, training courses and certification programmes make up a significant part of the marketing initiatives of companies from seven different industrial sectors.
About Medtec Europe
Medtec is one of the leading professional trade fairs for medical technology in Europe. It offers sector insiders direct access to the latest technologies and solutions, including unique opportunities for networking and training. This annual event is visited by 6,000 decision-makers from 64 countries and is being held in Stuttgart the heart of the German medical technology industry, for its 15th year running.
UBM EMEA is committed to continuous improvement and sustainability
To ensure long-term profitability, UBM EMEA has set itself the goal of becoming one of the leading companies in the sustainability sector, and applies its sustainability strategy to all its key company decisions. At UBM EMEA it is extremely important for us to be aware of the effects that our actions have on the environment and the districts in which our events take place. The foundation stone for our journey towards sustainability is our ISO 20121 certification - the sustainable event management system. UBM EMEA is one of the first large organisers to implement this principle successfully and that has managed to operate this sustainable event management system, meeting the guidelines of the international standard, ISO 20121.
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